06/21/2006 Hosting Industry Briefing

Here’s your hosting industry briefing for 06/21/2006

IPower Reaches 500,000 Customers

IPower, a provider of hosting services, announced that they have reached a very important milestone for their company. They have served over 500,000 hosting accounts, an increase of 100,000 accounts since March of 2006.

“IPOWER is one of the pioneers in Web hosting,” says Jon Lee, president of 100Best. “Their geographically redundant data centers make them the most reliable Web hosts in the industry. IPOWER took the lead in Web hosting five years ago by providing one integrated Web hosting solution for one low price.”

The company stated that it believes the explosive growth can be explained by, “competitive product pricing, upgraded virtual private and dedicated server offerings, additional shared hosting options and enhanced package features and new services such as search engine optimization support.”

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PayPal Handling Serious Security Flaw

PayPal announced that they are taking measures to correct a serious security flaw that occurred on Friday of last week. According to the company, their web site was exploited by hackers seeking to collect data from PayPal customers. The company is not certain how many of their customers were affected by the scam, but they have taken action against the malicious site which is located in Korea.

According to Netcraft, a research and analysis firm, “the scammers tricked users into accessing a URL hosted on the genuine PayPal site. The URL used SSL to encrypt information transmitted to and from the site and a valid 256-bit SSL certificate was presented to confirm that the site belonged to PayPal.”

Customers logging into their PayPal account were greeted by a message that stated, “Your account is currently disabled because we think it has been accessed by a third party. You will now be re-directed to Resolution Center.” After following the link, the customers ended up on a spoof site which asked for social security numbers, credit card information and ATM PIN numbers.

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TemplateMonster Debuts CRE Loaded Templates

TemplateMonster, a popular provider of site templates, announced that they are now offering CRE Loaded templates for their customers. CRE Loaded is an ecommerce system based on the popular OSCommerce shopping cart. This is the third ecommerce system that TemplateMonster now supports.

“I am excited that Template Monster is now making templates for CRE Loaded,” says Salvatore Iozzia, President and Founder of Chain Reaction Web. “This will save people time, and allow them to have the look they want with the functionality they need.”

The three supported shopping carts, CRE Loaded, OSCommerce and ZenCart all feature powerful template systems that allow users to easily change the look and feel of their site.

Related Resource Article:

WHI’s Guide to Shopping Carts

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UpStream Becomes a Windows Partner

UpStream Networks, a provider of streaming media and content delivery systems announced that they have become a Microsoft Partner. They join 11 other companies who have been certified as “Windows Media Certified Hosting Providers.”

ServePath, the parent company of UpStream has been a certified Microsoft Partner for the past four years. According to the company, “UpStream Networks took part in the Windows Media 9 Series Hosting Provider Program, in its continuing effort to deliver the latest Windows Server technologies and infrastructure.”

“UpStream Networks is proud to be among the elite few to offer Microsoft Windows Media Certified hosting,” says John Keagy, president of UpStream Networks. “UpStream Networks is 100 percent focused on providing Windows Media hosting and specializes in live unmetered streaming of Windows Media.”

Related News Article:

UpStream Offers Unlimited Streaming

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